Scientists to Brief on Cutting-edge Maritime Related Research

Press Release
Monday, September 24, 2012

The NATO Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation participates for the first time in the Science Festival 2012 in Genoa, Italy.

How can science help fight piracy? How are intelligent robots and cooperative networks  taking over the underwater world? What’s next in ocean exploration? Three scientists from the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO-CMRE) will share these concept and more at Science Festival in Genoa. Based in La Spezia, the Centre will participate in the event aiming at increasing general public awareness on cutting-edge research and technology in the maritime domain.

About CMRE. Formerly NATO Undersea Research Centre (NURC), the STO-CMRE (Science and Technology Organization – Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation) is located in La Spezia, Italy.  The Centre focuses on research, innovation and technology in areas such as defence of maritime forces and installations against terrorism and piracy, secure networks, development of the common operational picture, the maritime component of expeditionary operations, mine countermeasures systems, non-lethal protection for ports and harbours, anti-submarine warfare and marine mammal risk mitigation. 
CMRE operates two ships, NATO Research Vessel Alliance, a 93-meter 3,180-ton open-ocean research vessel, and Coastal Research Vessel Leonardo, a smaller ship designed for coastal operations.  In addition to its laboratories the Centre is equipped with a fleet of autonomous underwater and surface vehicles

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